Candy Box Designer Valentine's Day STEM Challenge

Candy Box Designer Valentine's Day STEM Challenge


Can your students design and build a unique Candy Box?

Integrate STEM in your classroom this Valentine's Day! For this Valentine's Day STEM challenge, your students receive a letter from a candy company explaining that they will need help to design a box for their conversation hearts.

This activity helps students develop critical thinking and engineering skills. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

Amazing Valentine's Day STEM Challenge for STEM club, STEM Teachers, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom! This Valentine's Day Activity can be easily done with simple materials (see material list below.)

Aligns with NGSS(Next Gen Science Standards).

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Materials Needed:

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • White, pink, or red paper (preferably card stock or construction)

  • 1 bag of conversation hearts


  • Teacher Instructions for Design a Candy Box

  • Student STEM Journal

  • Student Instructions for Design a Candy Box

  • Student Planning Pages

  • Student Reflection Sheet

  • NGSS Standards

What Teachers are saying about this Valentine's Day Activity:

"The kids love these STEM projects! We switched classrooms to do them and worked in teams. " - Christy D.

"Thank you for this - I used them as stations during our Valentine's party and the kids really enjoyed themselves!" - Deborah N.

"My students had so much fun doing these activities, thank you!"

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